If you win or lose, let it be on purpose.
Had he been asked what he thought of the state of Russia, he would have said that it was not his business to think about it, that Kutuzov and others were there for that purpose, but that he had heard that the regiments were to be made up to their full strength, that fighting would probably go on for a long time yet, and that things being so it was quite likely he might be in command of a regiment in a couple of years' time.
Alex's voice began forceful and then lost purpose - as if he thought it wiser not to say what was on his mind.
He fulfilled his purpose, only he was not going to be able to live a normal life in the mortal world like she was.
Even if they do not know for what purpose they are fattened, they will at least know that all that happened to the ram did not happen accidentally, and will no longer need the conceptions of chance or genius.
As the sun and each atom of ether is a sphere complete in itself, and yet at the same time only a part of a whole too immense for man to comprehend, so each individual has within himself his own aims and yet has them to serve a general purpose incomprehensible to man.
Or was there a purpose to his attention?
My purpose is to explain the net effect of free trade, technological advance, and outsourcing on the overall economic system of the planet.
I brought over some whiter and cleaner sand for this purpose from the opposite shore of the pond in a boat, a sort of conveyance which would have tempted me to go much farther if necessary.
But this destruction seems to have been done on purpose to vex us.
For this purpose she arranged a meeting between the young people at the bishop's house before Mass.
Had Napoleon's aim been to destroy his army, the most skillful strategist could hardly have devised any series of actions that would so completely have accomplished that purpose, independently of anything the Russian army might do.
For this purpose a capable officer, Bolkhovitinov, was chosen, who was to explain the whole affair by word of mouth, besides delivering a written report.
But the ultimate purpose of the bee is not exhausted by the first, the second, or any of the processes the human mind can discern.
The higher the human intellect rises in the discovery of these purposes, the more obvious it becomes, that the ultimate purpose is beyond our comprehension.
"Well, messieurs et mesdames," said Nicholas loudly and with apparent cheerfulness (it seemed to Countess Mary that he did it on purpose to vex her), "I have been on my feet since six this morning.
Discussions and questions of that kind, which are like the question of how to get the greatest gratification from one's dinner, did not then and do not now exist for those for whom the purpose of a dinner is the nourishment it affords; and the purpose of marriage is the family.
If the purpose of marriage is the family, the person who wishes to have many wives or husbands may perhaps obtain much pleasure, but in that case will not have a family.
If the purpose of food is nourishment and the purpose of marriage is the family, the whole question resolves itself into not eating more than one can digest, and not having more wives or husbands than are needed for the family--that is, one wife or one husband.
There's a greater purpose than myself.
Although she has been somewhat elusive, she will now serve my purpose twofold.
For the first time in his life, he'd thought he found his calling: protecting people as defenseless as his mate, Katie. And then, she'd died, and any purpose his life had died with her. Now, he just wanted to die-dead.
Intimacy was neither the sole purpose nor the end result of their relationship.
He'd never tried to impress his family before, but that might be his purpose at this point.
He knew the effect he had on her; he did it on purpose to mess with her.
Social structures will change, and the purpose of education will be to learn to reason and find one's passion.
When I left New York the idea had become a fixed purpose; and it was decided that I should go to Cambridge.
But she was not satisfied until she had carried out her purpose and entered college.
We play a little game which I find most useful in developing the intellect, and which incidentally answers the purpose of a language lesson.
The present was my next experiment of this kind, which I purpose to describe more at length, for convenience putting the experience of two years into one.
Some give directions to be waked every half-hour, doubtless for no other purpose; and then, to pay for it, they tell what they have dreamed.
If the purpose of history be to give a description of the movement of humanity and of the peoples, the first question--in the absence of a reply to which all the rest will be incomprehensible--is: what is the power that moves peoples?
They can be used and can circulate and fulfill their purpose without harm to anyone and even advantageously, as long as no one asks what is the security behind them.
At first you wonder if the Indians could have formed them on the ice for any purpose, and so, when the ice melted, they sank to the bottom; but they are too regular and some of them plainly too fresh for that.
As if it were on purpose, thought he.
The purpose of this apartment was to give her a place to practice being human.
Great. I have no purpose but to make others' lives easier.
There had to be a greater purpose to all of this, a reason why she was trapped.
The whole of Damian's history, his forefathers', all the way to the Beginning, when spirits milled without purpose before the Original Beings shaped the universe into something much greater.
You were late on purpose today so we'd happen to stop by the stash house.